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Swithins Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

21-23 St. Swithin's Lane, London EC4N 8AD, England
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good52%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
5 Dec 2013
“Reliable but unadventurous”
31 May 2012
“Good quality Italian cuisine”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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21-23 St. Swithin's Lane, London EC4N 8AD, England
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

An old favourite - reliable but unadventurous restaurant offering reasonable fish dishes. Good value but offer otherwise unremarkable. Very slow service.

Thank B0n_Viv
Reviewed 31 May 2012

We did a Groupon deal and an excellent meal. Generous portions, well prepared, top service. A real treat. I nice place for business or pleasure conveniently situated right in the heart of the city.

Thank ian_the_bear
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Liked everything about this restaurant. The ambience was relaxed and the quality of the steak meals had by my wife and myself was outstanding. Also we paid less for the meal than we would in some restaurants back home in Swansea.

Thank RogerKitty
Reviewed 23 December 2011

We had a very enjoyable evening here, celebrating Christmas with a group of friends and colleagues after work. Slightly unprepossessing to start with descending the stairs to quite a brightly lit bar. We were ushered through to a brick vault area, which was a pleasant...More

Thank TheBristolJohns
Reviewed 8 September 2011

Went for dinner with friends to Swithins Fish, we were on a deal so had 50% off food if we had 2 courses. I had the swordfish which was cooked to perfection. The tuna steak looked good and my friend said she enjoyed it. Another...More

Thank KilburnAngie
Reviewed 12 October 2010

I don't know why two women of means should be ignored in this establishment at lunchtime. We had booked a table and arrived on time to an empty restaurant. We struggled to order drinks (no alcohol free ones available except bottled water and flat lemonade)...More

Thank Baroness_HB
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-23 St. Swithin's Lane, London EC4N 8AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > City of London
  • Neighbourhood: City of London
Description
In the heart of the City, in a quiet side street in the Rothschild banking district, Swithin's Italian restaurant is a very special place to dine and entertain. Beneath London's pavements lie the old vaults of Sandeman's, where port was bottled for hundreds of years. These arching cellars are the setting for Swithin's fine Italian dining room. The bricked vaults may have an air of rusticity, but the leather banquettes, gleaming silver and crystal, and white linens create an elegant space for enjoying first class cuisine. The menu includes classic dishes, many with an inventive modern twist. Try starter of fillet of beef carpaccio on mixed leaves with lemon vinaigrette, second course of home made spinach and ricotta ravioli -- all the pastas are home made, with chopped tomato, butter and sage, main course of calves liver and bacon with sauteed baby spinach and mash, or one of the Italian veal, or a fresh fish dish. There are superb vegetarian choices, too. The mostly-French wine list has a few well-chosen Italians and a tempting line in champagnes. Very professional service.
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